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Cumaru Wind Project, Brazil

Cumaru Wind Project, Brazil

Plant under construction

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The project

Clean and sustainable energy for the State of Rio Grande do Norte

The 206 MW Cumaru wind farm is located in the municipality of São Miguel do Gostoso, in the State of Rio Grande do Norte, and its construction will require an investment of around 184 million US dollars. When fully operational, it will be able to generate more than 966 GWh per year, thereby avoiding the emission of approximately 544,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere annually.

Technology

Wind

Status

Under construction

Capacity

206 MW

Energy production

966 GWh annually 

CO2 Emissions avoided

544,000 tons annually 

Electricity Equivalent

The equivalent of the consumption of 444,000 Brazilian households

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Work progress status

Status of construction phase

Enel Green Power is committed to a Sustainable Construction Site model, which aims to minimize the impact of the plant's construction on the environment. When we build projects, we monitor sustainability performance for energy, waste and water management, and the economic impact on the local community.  This project has, however, been particularly challenging as it has coincided with the advent of the Covid pandemic. Indeed, it was the first project in Brazil for which construction began under these conditions. As is the case with all activities at EGP, the status of the pandemic is constantly monitored. We have implemented working practices, strict travel guidelines, social distancing, project site sanitation and other best practices to protect the health of our employees and the community in which we operate.

Construction Jobs 1,000

Construction Jobs 1,000 Jobs in the construction phase

Investment 184

Investment 184 Million US dollars

Community Impact

At Enel Green Power we believe that sustainability covers all areas of life, and for this reason the construction of the Cumaru Wind Farm will feature a number of related projects. There will, for example, be a sustainable vegetable garden which will provide fresh food for the employees’ meals. There’s also a Sustainable Culinary Farm project, which will encourage employees to eat healthily and keep food waste to a minimum. Every week they will receive videos featuring “mouth-watering” recipes for parts of fruit and vegetables that would normally get discarded (such as peels, stalks, seeds etc.). 

And, in order to promote environment awareness in general, the Cumaru Wind Farm will have a multi-disciplinary team of 40 volunteers that will focus on the concepts of social responsibility and sustainability. This particular project not only involves Enel Green Power, but also DoisA Engenharia, Engelmig Energia, Gaja Consultoria Socioambiental, OGTEC Serviços Operacionais, Proyfe Brasil, Shift Gestão de Serviços, SIMM Soluções and STPC.

We also hope to promote environmental awareness among the next generation.  For this reason, we have designed a fun board game for children, both those of employees and the local communities in general. The idea is to reach the Tourinhos beach, passing through towns along the way. As they do so, the players will learn about such issues as garbage collection, fires, Covid 19, traffic and tourism, but they will also discover the area’s natural beauty. 

Digital Initiatives

Use of drones for specific purposes, such as topography services, as well as for supporting activities related to the digging of the foundation of the wind towers. Use of QRCode technology for the digitization of processes such as the control of the project’s operational documentation.

Contacts

Landowners inquiries

Media Inquiries

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